CLASP Online Video Submission Competition, 2020

CLASP Online Video Submission Competition, 2020
Sunday 25th October to Sunday 1st November 2020

Competition Registration - Opens Monday 17th August 2020 and closes Sunday 18th October2020

Video Submission dates - Sunday 25th October to Sunday 1st November 2020

Adjudication dates – Monday 2nd November – Friday 6th November 2020

Results Announced– Saturday 7th November 2020 at 9pm via video link
on CLASP Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/TheCLASP

CLASP are delighted to add another online event to the remote competition series, which was put in place at the beginning of lockdown. Unfortunately, with continuing restrictions it becomes very challenging to plan for anything other than a remote format at this time.  Therefore, CLASP are offering a final online CLASP competition for 2020, but using a different format to the previous ‘live’ audio competitions. This competition will use a pre-recorded video submission as the mode in which events will be judged.

Competition Overview
Competitors must be CLASP members and must register to compete in this competition via the members section of the CLASP website between Monday 17th August 2020 and Sunday 18th October 2020.
Competitors will receive their selected tunes prior to the video submission date and each competitor’s competition submission must be in the format of a pre-recorded video for both Light Music and Piobaireachd events. Video recordings should be submitted between Sunday 25th October and Sunday 1st November 2020.  Results will be announced on Saturday 7th November.
For full competition information/Events and competition rules, please see below.

Competition Information:
This competition is open to adult amateur pipers worldwide (18 years old +) graded 3, 2 or 1. Non graded pipers can submit a recording(s) to obtain a grade. Here is a link to CLASP grading information for those who require a grade https://theclasp.co.uk/grading/

Competitors must be current CLASP members. Membership at this time is £20 and £7.50 per event. More information can be found on CLASP membership via https://theclasp.co.uk/rules-sanctioning/ Here is a direct link to join CLASP https://theclasp.co.uk/membership/

CLASP members should enter this competition via the membership section of the CLASP website.

VIDEO Submissions -
Video’s should be submitted separately for Light Music and Piobaireachd events. Light Music recordings should include ALL light music events entered.  Video submissions should be uploaded to You Tube and then competitors should email the link(s) to both mdunn@thepipingcentre.co.uk and fjohnston@thepipingcentre.co.uk

Please see the video link below, which was recorded by CLASP admin and includes the basic steps to uploading a video privately on You Tube using a smartphone and then emailing the link.  https://youtu.be/t-tDxsafFX8
Please be advised that CLASP will provide any technical support and help for members that may need assistance with this process.

All CLASP competitors should introduce themselves at the start of their video recording and include the following information: Competitors Name/ Grade/Light Music or Piobaireachd event/ Name of Competition and year. For example: My name is John Smith and I will be taking part in the Grade 3 Light Music events for the CLASP Competition, 2020.  This information should also be included (typed into description box) when uploading your competition recording(s) on You Tube -  Please see instructional video https://youtu.be/t-tDxsafFX8

Once the submission date passes, competitor’s videos will be sent to their relevant judge(s) on Monday 2nd November 2020 and competition results will be announced via the CLASP Facebook page using a video link on Saturday 7th November at 9pm (UK time).  Please note that the results will also be published on the news section of the CLASP website following the video results being announced.

COMPETITION DATES

Competition Registration opens via the CLASP membership section of the CLASP website on Monday 17th August 2020 and closes Sunday 18th October2020

Competitors in grade 2 and grade 1 will be required to email CLASP admin (mdunn@thepipingcentre.co.uk & fjohnston@thepipingcentre.co.uk ) their tune submissions via email following entry to this competition. Tune selections along with a competitor list will be published on Saturday 24th October 2020 via the CLASP website https://theclasp.co.uk/news/

Video Submission dates
(via You tube link) should be emailed to CLASP admin between Sunday 25th October to Sunday 1st November 2020

Adjudication dates – Adjudication will commence on Monday 2nd November and will end on Friday 6th November 2020.

Results – Prize winners will be announced using a Facebook video announcement on Saturday 7th November 2020, at 9pm. https://www.facebook.com/TheCLASP


ADJUDICATORS

Performances in each event will be evaluated by one judge. CLASP prides itself of selecting the best quality pipers and judges.

Crit sheets will be emailed out to each competitor following the announcement of results

Competition events offered are as follows:

Grade 3 (OWN CHOICE)
Full Piobaireachd Event
2/4 March Event
Strathspey & Reel Event
Jig Event

Grade 2
Piobaireachd Event (Submit 2 tunes of choice, play 1)
2/4 March Event (Submit 2 tunes of choice, play 1)
Strathspey & Reel Event (own choice)
Jig Event (own choice)

Grade 1 (OWN CHOICE)
Piobaireachd event (Submit 3 tunes of choice, play 1)
2/4 March event (Submit 2 tunes of choice, play 1)
Strathspey & Reel Event (Submit 2 tunes of choice, play 1)
Jig Event (own choice)

Added extras (for fun)
Best Backdrop (Winner will be selected across all events and grades)
Best Dressed Piper (Winner will be selected across all events and grades)

Competition Rules:

  1. PERFORMANCE DRESS
    Highland attire is required.
  2. VIDEO Submissions - Videos should be submitted separately for Light Music and Piobaireachd events. Light Music recordings should include ALL light music events entered. Video submissions should be uploaded to You Tube and then competitors should email the link(s) to both mdunn@thepipingcentre.co.uk and fjohnston@thepipingcentre.co.uk
  3. Each video submission must be made in one complete take (no editing allowed), but use as many attempts as you want. For Light music events, competitors can stop between events to retune or have a drink of water.
  4. Your videos must not be recorded before Sunday 25th October, 2020
  5. All Video submissions must be emailed to CLASP admin by midnight (UK time) on Sunday 1st November 2020.
  6. Your video should show most or all of your body, including your head. Your video must be lighted properly so your face and hands can be clearly seen. Videos with poor lighting or sound may not be accepted.
  7. Competitors are allowed to tune up prior to starting their performance, just as you would in a regular competition setting.

 

  1. UPLOADING VIDEO ENTRIES

All entries will be video submitted using the free platform, You Tube. CLASP admin will share each competitors’ video submission link with their relevant judge for the adjudication process. Please note CLASP will provide support and clear steps for competitors uploading video submission. Here is a link to uploading a video using a smart phone https://youtu.be/t-tDxsafFX8

  1. PERFORMANCE RIGHTS

By entering this competition, all performers give CLASP permission to publish their performance(s) in part and/or in full on the digital/social media channels selected for the competition.